Add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress

Joining the Amazon affiliate program is an excellent way to monetise your WordPress blog.

After you sign up for the program, you can promote Amazon products on your blog. You send your visitors to Amazon via affiliate links with your unique code. Amazon uses the unique code to identify you and pay commissions on purchases.

In my post, I show you how to add Amazon affiliate links to your WordPress blog posts, step by step.

Let’s begin.

Step One – Sign In To Your Amazon Affiliate Account.

Affiliate links are only available to Amazon affiliates, so you must be signed in to your account when searching for products to promote.

Enter your details and sign in.

Log in to your Amazon affiliate account

Step Two – Select A Product Or Products Page

Go to Amazon.com and search for items you want to promote. You can create an affiliate link for any page.

You can select a single product page.

Single product

You can also link to a page with multiple products, like a bestseller page.

Best sellers

Once you select the page, it is time to create an affiliate link for your blog.

Step Three – Create An Affiliate Link

As an Amazon affiliate, you gain access to the Amazon SiteStripe. The Sitestripe is at the top of the page.

You use the SiteStripe to create affiliate links with your unique code.

Sitestripe

To create a link for a single product, click on ‘Text’ on the SiteStripe. After a short wait, a box appears with your affiliate link to this page.

Copy this link.

Text link for a single product

For multi-product pages, the process is the same. Click on ‘Text’ on the SiteStripe, and copy the highlighted link.

Multi-product page

Affiliate image links are available for single product pages only.

On the single product page, select ‘Image’ on the SiteStripe. Choose image size, then copy the highlighted HTML code.

Image link

Step Four – Add Amazon Affiliate Links To WordPress Posts.

Copy the affiliate link you created from the Amazon SiteStripe. On your blog post, highlight the text where you want to place your link.

Highlight text

Right-click on your mouse and select ‘Paste’.

Select paste

After you paste the link, I recommend enabling the option to open in a new tab. Opening the link in a new tab ensures your visitor can return to your website.

The text on your post changes colour to show it is a clickable link. When your visitor clicks on this link and makes a purchase, you get a commission.

Clickable link

Copy the highlighted HTML code from the Amazon SiteStripe. On your blog post, create a ‘Custom HTML’ block.

Custom HTML

In the ‘Custom HTML’ block, paste the HTML code you copied from the SiteStripe.

Paste HTML code

Click ‘Preview’ to view the image.

Preview

When your visitor clicks on this image and makes a purchase on Amazon, you get a commission.

How To Align The Product Image

The image default position is left. To re-align, you must convert the block first.

Click on the three dots and select ‘Convert to blocks’.

Convert to blocks

Next, remove this block.

Warning block

Next, click on the Amazon image. Then, select the alignment icon.

Change alignment

How To Add Alternative Text To Amazon Affiliate Images

First, click on the image. On the toolbar, select the three dots, and choose ‘Convert to blocks’.

Convert to blocks

On the right of the editor, add your alternative text.

Alt text

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Conclusion

Once you sign up for the Amazon affiliate program, you can promote Amazon products on your website to earn a commission.

Use the Amazon SiteStripe to get text and image links for your blog posts.

Select products on Amazon.com to promote, then click on ‘Text’ or ‘Image’ on the Amazon SiteStripe. Each link contains your unique code.

When your visitor clicks on these links and makes a purchase, you get a commission.

For a complete tutorial on how to join the Amazon affiliate program, check out my ‘How to sign up to the Amazon associates program‘ post.

To learn about how you get paid by Amazon. Check out my ‘How to withdraw money from your Amazon associate account‘ post.

As an Amazon affiliate program member, you must have a disclosure on your website. Find out more on my ‘Where to put the Amazon affiliate disclosure on your WordPress website‘ post.

Do you have any questions about adding Amazon affiliate links to your WordPress blog? Please leave your questions below. I check for comments on my blog every day.

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